Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow

favorite preparation for zucchini is bread/muffins or fried up with some marinara to dip.

That's it folks the entire potato crop

our homemade pear/apple picker

one of our finest crops

running to catch falling pears

my country girl.  She is the greatest lover of nature of the kids

Overall we are really happy with our garden this year.  We had a lot of failures, but many more successes than last year.  Mainly we moved the garden to a much sunnier spot and that made ALL the difference.  Also this year I started everything from seed.  Due to various circumstances that meant we lost all our tomato, broccoli, and peppers.  And that stinks.  I was really counting on the tomatoes especially to can and last all winter.  Next year I think I will skip the tomatoes from seed and just buy those plants.  I will try the broccoli and peppers again though.

What we do have growing (or grown and already finished) is three types of lettuce, carrots, corn, peas, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, pumpkins, a lame crop of potatoes, and a few grape tomatos, and one lone Roma tomato.  We also had some berries and pears and apples.  The pears we just pulled and the apples we will pull in another week or so.

What I have learned for next year....1. plant twice as many peas and beans so we have to eat and save  2.  squash, pumpkins etc take over the entire garden  3.  there is no such thing as too much watering  4.  recommended spacing for most (squashes aside) is way too far apart....pack them in!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Beautiful! And extra glad I have a bigger yard coming soon so I can play with this stuff more too! Your kids are ridiculously cute.